30-disc studio & live box coming from Gentle Giant

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  1. fRa

    fRa Conny Olivetti

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    I wait for the stand alone releases of the studio albums!
    Sample one and check out the mastering.....if good....I buy them all
    that is the plan anyway :)
     
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  2. noname74

    noname74 Openly Canadian

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    I don’t see that happening. It didn’t happen with any of the previous mega sets (Steve hillage, sandy denny, wishbone ash etc).
     
  3. fRa

    fRa Conny Olivetti

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    Tangerine and the recent Gong box, so I guess it will! :)
     
  4. noname74

    noname74 Openly Canadian

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    CD 1 - Gentle Giant

    1. Giant [06:22]
    2. Funny Ways [04:27]
    3. Alucard [06:01]
    4. Isn't It Quiet And Cold? [03:46]
    5. Nothing At All [09:07]
    6. Why Not? [05:31]
    7. The Queen [01:40]

    CD 2 - Acquiring The Taste

    1. Pantagruel's Nativity [06:49]
    2. Edge Of Twilight [03:48]
    3. The House, The Street, The Room [06:04]
    4. Acquiring The Taste [01:36]
    5. Wreck [04:37]
    6. The Moon Is Down [04:45]
    7. Black Cat [03:53]
    8. Plain Truth [07:42]

    CD 3 - Three Friends

    1. Prologue [06:11]
    2. Schooldays [07:33]
    3. Working All Day [05:08]
    4. Peel The Paint [07:27]
    5. Mister Class And Quality? [05:51]
    6. Three Friends [03:02]

    CD 4 - Octopus

    1. The Advent Of Panurge [04:40]
    2. Raconteur, Troubadour [04:01]
    3. A Cry For Everyone [04:01]
    4. Knots [04:08]
    5. The Boys In The Band [04:32]
    6. Dog's Life [03:10]
    7. Think Of Me With Kindness [03:32]
    8. River [05:52]

    CD 5 - In A Glass House

    1. The Runaway [07:24]
    2. An Inmate's Lullaby [04:30]
    3. Way Of Life [07:53]
    4. Experience [07:50]
    5. A Reunion [02:11]
    6. In A Glass House [08:08]

    CD 6 - The Power And The Glory

    1. Proclamation [06:47]
    2. So Sincere[03:48]
    3. Aspirations [04:38]
    4. Playing The Game [06:43]
    5. Cogs In Cogs [03:07]
    6. No God's A Man [04:28]
    7. The Face [04:11]
    8. Valedictory [03:17]

    Bonus Track

    9. The Power And The Glory - single [02:52]

    CD 7 - Free Hand

    1. Just The Same [05:34]
    2. On Reflection [05:43]
    3. Free Hand [06:15]
    4. Time To Kill [06:06]
    5. His Last Voyage [06:27]
    6. Talybont [02:40]
    7. Mobile [05:03]

    CD 8 - Interview

    1. Interview [06:51]
    2. Give It Back [05:09]
    3. Design [05:02]
    4. Another Show[03:31]
    5. Empty City (Interview) [04:39]
    6. Timing [04:34]
    7. I Lost My Head [06:59]

    CD 9 - Playing The Fool - live

    1. Just The Same/Proclamation [11:13]
    2. On Reflection [06:21]
    3. Excerpts From Octopus [15:36]
    4. Funny Ways [08:28]
    5. The Runaway/Experience [09:29]
    6. So Sincere [10:19]
    7. Free Hand [07:37]
    8. Sweet Georgia Brown [01:18]
    9. Peel The Paint/I Lost My Head [07:32]

    CD 10 - The Missing Piece

    1. Two Weeks In Spain [03:06]
    2. I'm Turning Around [03:59]
    3. Betcha Thought We Couldn't Do It [02:21]
    4. Who Do You Think You Are? [03:32]
    5. Mountain Time [03:23]
    6. As Old As You're Young [04:21]
    7. Memories Of Old Days [07:19]
    8. Winning [04:14]
    9. For Nobody [04:04]

    CD 11 - Giant For A Day

    1. Words From The Wise [04:12]
    2. Thank You [04:47]
    3. Giant For A Day [03:47]
    4. Spookie Boogie [02:52]
    5. Take Me [03:34]
    6. Little Brown Bag [03:24]
    7. Friends [01:58]
    8. No Stranger [02:28]
    9. It's Only Goodbye [04:15]
    10. Rock Climber [03:51]

    CD 12 - Civilian

    1. Convenience (Clean And Easy)[03:13]
    2. All Through The Night [04:23]
    3. Shadows On The Street [03:16]
    4. Number One [04:44]
    5. Underground [03:49]
    6. I Am Camera [03:32]
    7. Inside Out [05:52]
    8. It's Not Imagination [03:58]

    Bonus Track

    9. Heroes [04:47]

    CD 13

    1. Giant (Winchester 1971) [05:31]
    2. Hometown Special (Winchester 1971) [05:24]
    3. City Hermit (Winchester 1971) [05:56]
    4. Funny Ways (Winchester 1971) [08:42]
    5. Plain Truth (Winchester 1971) [10:46]
    6. Alucard (Winchester 1971) [08:47]
    7. Isn't It Quiet And Cold? (Winchester 1971) [02:30]
    8. Why Not? (Winchester 1971) [04:59]
    9. The Queen (Winchester 1971) [02:58]
    10. Peel Off The Paint (Winchester 1971) [08:51]

    CD 14

    1. Alucard (Essen 1972) [07:44]
    2. Funny Ways (Essen 1972) [10:32]
    3. Nothing At All (with Malcolm Mortimore drum solo) (Essen 1972) [12:55]
    4. Plain Truth (Essen 1972) [09:21]
    5. The Queen (Essen 1972) [02:10]

    CD 15

    1. Prologue (New Orleans 1972) [06:04]
    2. Alucard (New Orleans 1972) [06:23]
    3. Funny Ways (New Orleans 1972) [07:32]
    4. Nothing At All (New Orleans 1972) [02:23]
    5. Funny Ways (BBC Session 1972) [07:15]
    6. Plain Truth (BBC Session 1972) [06:42]
    7. The Advent Of Panurge (BBC Session 1972) [04:47]

    CD 16

    1. Prologue (Hollywood Bowl 1972) [08:16]
    2. Alucard (Hollywood Bowl 1972) [08:00]
    3. Funny Ways (Hollywood Bowl 1972) [08:24]
    4. Nothing At All/Plain Truth (Hollywood Bowl 1972) [23:56]

    CD 17

    1. Prologue (Vicenza 1973) [06:12]
    2. Alucard (Vicenza 1973) [08:05]
    3. Funny Ways (Vicenza 1973) [09:42]
    4. The Advent Of Panurge (Vicenza 1973) [07:08]
    5. Nothing At All (Vicenza 1973) [13:49]
    6. Plain Truth (Vicenza 1973) [14:21]

    CD 18

    1. The Runaway (Torino 1973) [05:42]
    2. Way Of Life (Torino 1973) [07:10]
    3. Funny Ways (Torino 1973) [08:50]
    4. Excerpts From Octopus (Torino 1973) [12:46]
    5. Nothing At All (Torino 1973) [15:27]
    6. Plain Truth (Torino 1973) [07:16]

    CD 19

    1. The Runaway (Munster 1974) [10:04]
    2. Prologue (Munster 1974) [06:13]
    3. Funny Ways (Munster 1974) [09:22]
    4. Excerpts From Octopus (Munster 1974) [13:14]
    5. Nothing At All (Munster 1974) [15:53]
    6. Plain Truth (Munster 1974) [13:53]
    7. In A Glass House (Munster 1974) [09:26]

    CD 20

    1. Cogs In Cogs (St Gallen 1974) [04:20]
    2. Proclamation (St Gallen 1974) [05:14]
    3. Funny Ways (St Gallen 1974) [09:26]
    4. The Runaway (St Gallen 1974) [03:41]
    5. Experience (St Gallen 1974) [07:08]
    6. Excerpts From Octopus (St Gallen 1974) [14:35]
    7. Nothing At All (St Gallen 1974) [16:42]
    8. Plain Truth (St Gallen 1974) [13:19]

    CD 21

    1. Cogs In Cogs (Cleveland 1975) [03:12]
    2. Proclamation (Cleveland 1975) [05:02]
    3. Funny Ways (Cleveland 1975) [08:48]
    4. The Runaway (Cleveland 1975) [03:54]
    5. Experience (Cleveland 1975) [05:59]
    6. Excerpts From Octopus (Cleveland 1975) [13:27]
    7. So Sincere (Cleveland 1975) [09:21]
    8. Mister Class And Quality? (Cleveland 1975) [05:08]

    CD 22

    1. Cogs In Cogs (Basel 1975) [05:51]
    2. Proclamation (Basel 1975) [05:03]
    3. Funny Ways (Basel 1975) [08:29]
    4. The Runaway (Basel 1975) [03:56]
    5. Experience (Basel 1975) [03:52]
    6. Excerpts From Octopus (Basel 1975) [15:36]
    7. So Sincere (Basel 1975) [10:44]
    8. Plain Truth (Basel 1975) [09:04]
    9. Free Hand (Basel 1975) [08:38]
    10. Just The Same (Basel 1975) [06:10]

    CD 23

    1. Just The Same/Proclamation (Dusseldorf 1976) [13:04]
    2. On Reflection (Dusseldorf 1976) [06:10]
    3. Interview (Dusseldorf 1976) [06:58]
    4. The Runaway/Experience (Dusseldorf 1976) [10:41]
    5. So Sincere (Dusseldorf 1976) [10:03]
    6. Excerpts From Octopus (Dusseldorf 1976) [17:16]
    7. Funny Ways - snippet (Dusseldorf 1976) [00:43]

    CD 24

    1. Timing/Violin Solo (Dusseldorf 1976) [10:45]
    2. Free Hand (Dusseldorf 1976) [08:47]
    3. Peel The Paint/I Lost My Head (Dusseldorf 1976) [07:24]
    4. Timing/Violin Solo (Brussels 1976) [11:22]
    5. Free Hand (Brussels 1976) [09:42]
    6. Peel The Paint/I Lost My Head (Brussels 1976) [07:21]

    CD 25

    1. Just The Same/Proclamation (Munich 1976) [12:19]
    2. On Reflection (Munich 1976) [06:18]
    3. Interview (Munich 1976) [07:26]
    4. Excerpts From Octopus (Munich 1976) [17:22]
    5. Funny Ways (Munich 1976) [08:45]

    CD 26

    1. The Runaway/Experience (Paris 1976) [10:13]
    2. So Sincere (Paris 1976) [10:49]
    3. Excerpts From Octopus (Paris 1976) [18:02]
    4. Funny Ways (Paris 1976) [08:34]
    5. Timing/Violin Solo (Paris 1976) [11:21]
    6. Free Hand (Paris 1976) [08:59]
    7. Peel The Paint/I Lost My Head (Paris 1976) [07:23]

    CD 27

    1. The Runaway/Experience (Pinewood Rehearsal 1977) [09:52]
    2. As Old As You're Young (Pinewood Rehearsal 1977) [05:18]
    3. On Reflection (Pinewood Rehearsal 1977) [06:35]
    4. Just The Same/Playing The Game (Pinewood Rehearsal 1977) [10:00]
    5. Memories Of Old Days (Pinewood Rehearsal 1977) [06:58]
    6. Winning (Pinewood Rehearsal 1977) [07:47]
    7. For Nobody - part (Pinewood Rehearsal 1977) [02:52]
    8. Funny Ways (Pinewood Rehearsal 1977) [07:47]
    9. The Face/Plain Truth (Pinewood Rehearsal 1977) [04:17]
    10. So Sincere (Pinewood Rehearsal 1977) [09:17]
    11. Free Hand (Pinewood Rehearsal 1977) [02:34]

    CD 28

    1. Two Weeks In Spain (Chester 1977) [03:00]
    2. Free Hand (Chester 1977) [08:10]
    3. On Reflection (Chester 1977) [05:59]
    4. I'm Turning Around (Chester 1977) [04:07]
    5. Just The Same/Playing The Game (Chester 1977) [09:51]
    6. Memories Of Old Days (Chester 1977) [07:45]
    7. Betcha Thought We Couldn't Do It (Chester 1977) [04:20]
    8. The Face (Chester 1977) [14:25]
    9. For Nobody (Chester 1977) [04:28]
    10. Excerpts From Octopus - part 1 (Chester 1977) [06:05]
    11. Excerpts From Octopus - part 2 (Chester 1977) [09:56]

    CD 29

    1. Convenience (Clean And Easy) (The Roxy 1980) [03:21]
    2. All Through The Night (The Roxy 1980) [04:12]
    3. Free Hand (The Roxy 1980) [08:28]
    4. Knots (The Roxy 1980) [02:41]
    5. Playing The Game (The Roxy 1980) [06:05]
    6. Memories Of Old Days (The Roxy 1980) [08:13]
    7. Giant For A Day (The Roxy 1980) [05:19]
    8. Inside Out (The Roxy 1980) [06:03]
    9. It`s Not Imagination (The Roxy 1980) [03:52]
    10. Underground (The Roxy 1980) [03:40]
    11. 5 Man Drum Solo (The Roxy 1980) [06:47]
    12. Band Member Introductions (The Roxy 1980) [02:09]
    13. For Nobody (The Roxy 1980) [04:51]
    14. The Advent Of Panurge (The Roxy 1980) [07:14]
    15. Number One (The Roxy 1980) [06:29]

    Blu-Ray

    1. Giant (Gentle Giant) [06:22]
    2. Funny Ways (Gentle Giant) [04:27]
    3. Alucard (Gentle Giant) [06:01]
    4. Isn't It Quiet And Cold? (Gentle Giant) [03:46]
    5. Nothing At All (Gentle Giant) [09:07]
    6. Why Not? (Gentle Giant) [05:31]
    7. The Queen (Gentle Giant) [01:40]
     
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  5. steve gilmour

    steve gilmour Forum Resident

    Hi all, I'd like to order this set and am from Australia - however the Madfish shipping costs are prohibitive and they don't deduct UK sales tax - for example as JPC.de does. Is anyone aware if this will come out on general release via Amazon, JPC etc? I think from memory the Hillage, Family setc etc. did??

    Also a shame that the set lists on the live sets have a lot of repetition (saying that so do the KC set lists on their boxes, but I enjoy the variety of instrumental passages in the same songs) - and also no classic live like Pentagruel's Nativity (the song through which I became aware of GG) - that in itself is a shame!
     
  6. folkfreak

    folkfreak Forum Resident

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    At least the Denny box didn't have a special mastering
     
  7. dennis the menace

    dennis the menace Forum Veteran

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    Not really...at least for me. The entire catalog remastered is of some interest to me, plus there`s the chance some live content will surprise us !!! I`m in, I placed my order.
     
  8. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    That's fair. I would be interested in properly recorded live stuff, but history tells me that boots will get listened to once and that would be it. I am happy with the copies of the albums I have ... I certainly wasn't knocking the product, I just hope that the debut 5.1 gets a separate release at some point
     
  9. Butzi

    Butzi Well-Known Member

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    Still on the fence about this. The music is phenomenal, to be sure, but it is a very expensive boxset. I do wonder how good we can expect the new remasters to sound, considering that a couple of albums have already been remixed by SW and released in hi-res, while the original mixes of the first three albums have also been flat-transferred and released in hi-res. We’re now getting the first album remixed, which is good, although I suspect they will offer it on a standalone basis at some point in the future. Then there’s the plethora of live material, which on paper looks great, but a good number of those shows are audience recordings. How high will the sound quality be on those? They should probably put in more effort to promote this collection, for example provide a few audio snippets of the audience recordings, so we can get an idea about the sound quality. On the other hand, Madfish have stated it’s their fastest selling boxset to date, so maybe they don’t really need any extra effort to have this flying off the shelves.
     
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  10. giantleech

    giantleech Lord of all fevers and plagues

    (I can't remember if I asked this already, but...) Is it less expensive (postage wise, VAT removal, anything else) or exactly equal price wise to order this from either Burning Shed or from Madfish (for those of us here in the States)? Kinda getting itchy to pull the trigger on this one.
     
  11. JediJoker

    JediJoker Audio Engineer/Enthusiast

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    Flat transfers in hi-res were also included with with the other two albums Steven Wilson mixed, Octopus and The Power and the Glory.
     
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  12. gojikranz

    gojikranz Forum Resident

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    Sacramento
    So by my estimation these items are missing (from other official studio album releases I know there are a bunch of live releases not included)

    Three piece suite 5.1 and instrumental mixes

    Wilson 5.1 and instrumental mixes of octopus and power and the glory (also aspirations instrumental outtake)

    Free hand and interview quad mixes

    Majority of tracks from under construction (I am presuming the live tracks are from some of those playing the fool shows)

    All tracks from scraping the barrel cds. (Live in Torino and Live from pinewood from data disc here on cd and in the correct I presume order compared with its release on memories of old days)

    All studio tracks from memories of old days (some live stuff from there)

    7” edits, intro tape and peel session from I lost my head boxset.

    I am pleased that some solitary bonus live tracks on three friends and glass house are here with the rest of their shows so those can be sold without regret.

    Am I missing anything?

    Frustrating cause a lot of these could have been stuck on at the end of each cd to make this a really definitive set.

    Then maybe throw on one more blu Ray to get the rest of the surround mixes.

    Oh well
     
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  13. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

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    Was the "Giant for a Day" album not toured? Looks like the title track is the only song from that album included. (Granted, most fans don't like that album, but I do). I was assuming that "Words From the Wise" and "Little Brown Bag" would have been good live numbers.
     
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  14. no.nine

    no.nine (not his real name)

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    No, there was no GFaD tour. And yes, those two songs would probably have been great live, along with "Rock Climber".
     
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  15. Dok

    Dok Forum Resident

    While we're waiting on the box here's a performance from this years GORGG. That's Dan Bornemark playing keys in front with Kerry on the right side. Gary on the left and Pierre Bordeleau doing the singing. Can't name the bass player or drummer.

     
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  16. Dok

    Dok Forum Resident

    Another one with Rachel Flowers on keys and Malcolm doing the drumming. Fred Rosenkamp on second guitar with Paul van de Hart handling bass.

     
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  17. Dok

    Dok Forum Resident

    Pierre's a little off on this one but Rachel nails it. :nyah:

     
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  18. Dok

    Dok Forum Resident

    What are these guys looking at?

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  19. noname74

    noname74 Openly Canadian

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    I wish they would post some audio samples from the set.
     
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  20. jay.dee

    jay.dee Forum Resident

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    Here's a heads-up from @John Kelman at the ProgressiveEars forum about his upcoming review of the boxset.
    30 CD Live Box Set from Gentle Giant(October) - Page 6
     
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  21. GreggF

    GreggF Forum Resident

    Location:
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    Thanks for posting this. John Kelman's first impressions are encouraging.
    I suspected that Madfish approached this set like they did the Wishbone Ash box.
    I'm glad they remastered the studio catalog. No regrets on pre-ordering this.
    Gentle Giant has always been a favorite of mine.
     
  22. RAZORMADE

    RAZORMADE Forum Resident

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    I agree... and on that note, I am disappointed that the early studio outtakes Freedoms Child, Hometown Special, Weekend Cowboy, and Bringing Me Down (as released on Under Construction) are not included on this box. Hopefully they will also be remastered and included on a separate 5.1 CD/BLURAY release of the first album (along with the Winchester 1971 gig).
     
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  23. maki881

    maki881 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Germany
    Do Madfish‘s other releases give any indication how likely it is that these new Gentle Giant remasters (and Steven Wilson’s remix of the first album) will be made available individually, be it on physical media or as downloads?

    Off topic @jay.dee: I guess you chose that avatar because it‘s the cover of Paniagua/Atrium Musicae de Madrid‘s La Folia? Nice coincidence, I’m listening to La Spagna right now. Had asked myself what that cover is supposed to depict until now.. a mouse walking up a dune? :) Unknowledgeable me.. so it‘s a dog and painted by Goya. You live and learn..
     
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  24. jay.dee

    jay.dee Forum Resident

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  25. fRa

    fRa Conny Olivetti

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    Don´t know, but they would be "stupid" not to do it! They would sell more by doing so!
    So lets money talk! :)
     

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